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Why petitions matter

Petitions are grassroots-driven, people-powered politics. They’re not about money or influence; they’re about people making their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. It may be easy to become cynical when confronted with the many challenges our country faces today, but when people join together to build a grassroots movement for change, real progress becomes possible.

Petitions also help me do my job as a Representative. They help me to understand what you’re concerned about and connect with you about how we can make progress on those issues. They’re also informative – if I see a strong response to one petition over another, that helps me to set my priorities in Congress.

In our democracy, people should hold sway over money. Petitions are a digital way of rallying in the streets, joining hands together, and standing up to powerful special interests.

I’m glad you’re standing with me—and together, we can stand up, speak out, and fight for our progressive values.


Posted on July 14, 2017.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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